Come on in, boys! The police won’t take you away, the morgue will. I’ll take care of you.
Thieves are targeting people who live in west Tulsa; some are storm victims who are losing what the recent tornado didn’t take.
At least five neighbors and a church have been hit. Now, some of the victims are so frustrated they’re ready to take matters into their own hands.
Twylia Smock is 92 years old and has six decades of good memories in her west Tulsa home.
Even though she’s legally blind, she wasn’t going to let burglars come in and ruin things.
“All of a sudden, someone is kicking and beating on my back door, trying to get in,” Smock said.
She had just locked the back door and put a board up when she heard the thieves trying to break into her home.
That’s when she went for her pistol.
“I got up close to the door and said, ‘Come on in, boys! The police won’t take you away, the morgue will. I’ll take care of you,’” Smock told them.
Within seconds they ran off, but Smock was still angry over what they had done.